Under CBA, operators will be trained to a curriculum to make them more professional in the following areas:
- Basic driving skills
- Apply road rules
- Safe driving Drive in traffic
- Open road
- Load restraints
- Coupling and uncoupling
- Vehicles loaded to 75% of capacity
These competencies are in line with the National Core Competencies for Heavy Vehicle Drivers. The system is designed to address not only the manipulative skills of driving a heavy vehicle but also observation, anticipation and attitudes.
There are competencies that require the vehicle to be loaded to 75% of its GVM, secure a load, pre and post departure checks and reversing manoeuvres.
The operators must pass the Knowledge test at any RMS registry and purchase the CBA Log Book and guide.
All Professional driving school's instructor/assessor will train the operators to the system. When they are up to the required skills they will be assessed by him. If they are competent he will sign them off. If not competent yet they will only be trained in the areas that they are not competent in.
The system is a lot fairer than the RMS Driving Test, where they would have to complete the whole test again after waiting 7 days and paying additional fees to RMS.
After the operator completed the CBA our instructor-assessor will sign off the log book. The operator then goes to the RMS to be issued with an upgraded licence.